PRE-K COUNTS

Investing in early education is one of the best ways to close the opportunity gap for low-income children

The years before kindergarten are incredibly crucial; 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years of life. In Bucks County, 68% of eligible children do not have access to publicly funded Pre-K. This creates a preparation gap that can have enormous impacts on long-term learning.

INCREASING ACCESS TO QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

UW Bucks works with community partners to offer the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program to families in need in Bucks County. Through Pre-K Counts, we provide quality Pre-K education to 3 and 4-year old children at no cost to eligible families, giving our youngest neighbors a strong start in school and in life.

HOW YOUR DOLLARS HELP

While all kids benefit from early education, decades of research show that children from low-income families show the greatest gains.

1,350

Number of books distributed to Pre-K children and their families.

$2,100,748

Investment in Pre-K education, including
Pre-K Counts and Pre-K scholarships.

$31,564 

Value of additional financial and in-kind resources provided to Pre-K children and their families.

277

Number of children who received a high-quality Pre-K education through UW Bucks’ Pre-K Counts grant and Pre-K scholarships.

UNITED WE FIGHT. UNITED WE WIN.

Join us in changing lives in Bucks County for good by making a donation today.

Donations can be made online or by mailing a check to, United Way of Bucks County, 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030.

Menu